Broadband agile wavelength laser for chemical aerosol detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,726.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911SR-10-C-0087
Award Id:
94865
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-020-0060
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 09T020
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4221 Mesa St., Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100950521
Principal Investigator:
David Cohn
President
(310) 378-4156
dbctechnology@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
Yoshiko Yoon
Chief Finance Officer
(310) 378-4156
dbctechnology@earthlink.net
Research Institution:
SRI International
Daniel Montez
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
(650) 859-4257
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The Phase I effort was successful in experimentally showing feasibility of a combined isotope transmitter that can be developed and demonstrated under the Phase II program. The initial experimental results give the window of gas mixtures for a stable discharge. Laser extraction tests were accomplished with C12/C13 mixtures to give guidance for further work to increase laser gain. For application to improving the effectiveness of detection algorithms, mode analysis was performed and showed that important improvements in shot-to-shot waveform and total energy stability can be achieved with novel resonator configurations. Initial analysis was performed to identify specific combined C12/C13 lines important for chemical vapor and aerosol detection and to guide further testing.

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